Minor Project of the Year Winners Celebrate Success

4th July, 2013
The team behind West Quay Bridgwater, emergency stabilisation are celebrating their success, after the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Project of the Year Awards 2013 was announced.

The awards were presented at the ICE South West Annual Awards and Dinner held on Friday 28th June at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel.

Trish Johnson, ICE South West Regional Director said: ?The objective of the awards is to recognise projects completed in 2012 of particular merit, physical achievement, innovation or ingenuity which promote the excellence of the engineering profession.

?The entries for a project under ?1 million are always of a fantastically high standard but this year the level of engineering surpassed expectation. West Quay Bridgwater fought off some extremely tough competition and thoroughly deserved the recognition that they received.?

The client and designer of the emergency project were Somerset County Council with main contractors Crestmoor Construction. Contractors Shotcrete and Strainstall also worked on the project which saw the stabilisation of the Quayside safely secured saving buildings, homes, businesses and vital vuried services serving a large part of the local community.

The judges commented: ?The substantial challenge of averting a potential disaster to the West Quay in Bridgwater has been met by rapid initial stabilisation followed by a remarkable and cost-effective project, planned in just 3 weeks and supported by highly innovative construction methods.?

Highly commended in the Minor Project of the Year category went to Network Rail, Tony Gee and Partners LLP and BAM Nuttall Ltd for Dawlish Station Footbridge Renewal. A project which replicated the original grade II listed steel structure it replaced, but this time was constructed using a durable plastic material which can withstand the hard coastal elements.

The ICE South West Minor Project of the Year Award was sponsored by Hays Civil Engineering. From environmental and geotechnical to structural and transport professionals, Hays help supervise the careers of the best civil engineering talent. 

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